"The Royal Curse" p 1 and 2 , a short 9 page story.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I recently did the cover for the Seattle Weekly. The Art Director had a great idea and wanted to see a few options. There wasn't a huge amount of time to deliver so I had to move fast. I took a few hours to scribble and compose a few options and then I sat down on nice sheet of paper and did tighter roughs of my ideas. I always feel that my roughs should be much tighter but given the time constraints I knew I couldn't ruminate too much and just had to commit to a few image options.
They liked the top left image. so I went straight to a final drawing. I realize now that I could have benefited from doing a tight sketch of the composition before I went to a final drawing. the more time I have to draw a face the more chance I have of getting the likeness. My first pass at the final Sketch made courtney look way to serene. So I went to work trying to give her that Rock'n Roll feel.
The benefit of using a nice 150 pound bristol paper is that you can play with a drawing for a long time. I must of worked on this for an entire day and could still try different eyes and placements.
Here is the Final Art.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Color options for the martian scene.
New color tests for a short story called "The Royal Curse." The story is told from 3 different points of view and so I need a unique palette for each part of the story. Im favoring the images with less lighting effects and more simple flat color. Im haven't found a winner for the Mars scene. I will keep experimenting.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
here are some test panels for my project, Zombie West. Im hoping to come up with a template of what a finished panel will look like before I pencil and ink the entire story. Here are a few of the more successful images. although I still think I haven't yet nailed the look .
I am trying to keep it simple, so each image can be colored quickly and try not to have the color compete with the line. I need to keep making test images because it has to look very hot and dusty to really sell the western feel.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This image is from my sketchbook. I wanted to get back into the habit of making color sketches as a way to stay loose and have some fun. I don't want to worry so much about the concept but just making something that looks interesting and strange. I am going to try and post a color sketch once a week. we'll see if that actually happens.